Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renl‘retx Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. Imposing coined} giant Miles (‘ratt l'ord introduces our \er) on n (ierr} (irant. (‘anada's Ronnie Iztluardx and the di\ ine Dtiracell hunii)‘ Adam Bloom.

The Stand The Stattd. 533 \Yoodlattds Road. ()870 (Mt) 0055. (.30pm. [.5 (£3). Stand-tip traditionalist .\'oel James keeps the tlag thing tor Wales. Local lad Dex McLean. (‘olin Mc(ii|l and compete Donna Krachan stand tip in \ttppot't.


Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l‘in Mac('ool'.\. tot I.othian Road. (>22 7 l0‘). 9pm. £2. London-based Scot Dougie Dtiiilop and Saj join ma\ erick magician Reg .-\nder.\on.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £5 (£3). \Yickedl)

\ icious coinpere Bruce I)e\ lin pax es the \Hl)‘ l‘or headliner ‘Magic' Mand) Muden. Beat l0(i hreaklast presenter Des ('larke aitd coined} couple Stti & Patil.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. t'(i(' Building. Rent-re“ Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. l.‘ l 2. See Tliti 23.

The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 o00 (i055. 9pm. £0 (£5 ). Scotland's \ole Perrier \\ inner Arnold Broun.\\i1h ‘magic' Mand} Mtiden. \erhal philanderer Dex (‘larke and guest coittpere lirankie Bo} Ic. See pre\ tL‘\\ TUI' Arnold Bro“ t1.


The Stand Tlte Staitd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. to 1L5). \Yelsh one-liner specialist .\'oe| James headlines. \\ ith support from Simon (’la)ton and Mar} Bourke. Sttxatt Morrixon coinperex.


Jenny Eclair .-\dain Smith 'I'heati'c. Bennoch} Road. 0l5‘)2 4 l 292‘). 8pm.

U0. .\'o\eli\t. Perrier \\ inner and foul- mouthed comedian knou n for her hoiti and brash sense of humour.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Rentreu Street, 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. 9; l 2. See Thu 23.

Independent Comedy @ The Brunswick The Brink“ ick Hotel.

l0(» 8 Brunm ick Street. 556 5620. 0pm. £5. ('ompere Darren llemtood introduces BB(‘ .\'e\\ ('oined} :\\\ard tinalixt Dex McLean and Dougie Dtinlop.

The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Ytiodlattdx Road. 0870 (100 (105.5. 0pm. £7 ([4 t. See l‘ri 2—1onl} \\ ith coinpei'e Susan Morrison.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 llolland Street. 883 2334. 0.30pm. £5 (Ht. Bill) Bonkerx introduces Da\ id Kea). Tedd} aitd Scott Agnew


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 lE-ll. See liri 2-1 onl} \\ ith compere Jane Macka}.


Craic @ The Sac (‘til tle Sac Southxide/Attic. l 17‘) Pollokxhaux Road. 04‘) ISM/04‘) 47l7. 8pm. £4. London- hased Scot Dougie Dtinlop and Welsh surrealist .\'oel .TillllL‘S join coinpere Alan .'\nder\on.

Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 35.3 \Yoodlamh Road. ()870 (100 (305.5. 8.3(lpttt. £4 (£2 l. Another e\ening of spiritual!) tiplit'ting coined) L‘Utll'tL‘\_\ ol‘ the good lather Michael Redmond and his gtte\l\ Mar} Bourke and Des Melean.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpiii. l-ree. l-‘i'ee\t_\ le l‘unninexx and hangmer- banishing antics l'rom resident duo Paul (iraham and Stuart Murph).

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2i. l‘ormer ineinher ol'The ('omed) Store l’ltl)L‘t'\. Simon ('|a_\ton \\a\e\ I} rical oit lite. 'Magic' Mand) Muden. (‘olin Mc(iill and compere Donna Krachan complete the line-up.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The Meadow \ Bar. Moo Bar.

42 ~14 Bticcletich Street. (»(»7 (3007. 0pm. l-‘ree. .-\n ot‘lheat coined} titii/ \\ ith karaoke. intei'acti\e audience games and a spot of \tilltd-llp from the man llllttSL‘lT.


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. l; l. The spotlight lallx on eight more coined) ne\\coinei'\. llo\t .lillllL‘S Ferguson and headliner Jane Macka} ensure that the \hou lllll\t goon. Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night l’in Mac('ool\. Itil l.othian Road. ()22 7l0‘). 9pm. [I to plat). See Stiii 2o.

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Perrier winner Jenny Eclair plays the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Fri 24 May


listings Comedy

REPUBLICAN COMEDY SPECIAL The Stand. Glasgow, Sun 2 Jun; the Stand, Edinburgh Mon 3 Jun

Generating a Plato-creation utopia

Thank God the queen didn't have to pat inheritance tax. According; to the popular press the nation was beginning; to resemble a bunch of foreloek itigigiinti 1077 throwhattks following; the Queen Mtiiii's death. Now we can learn to hate

the Royals all over again.

The Stand's fortheoining It’e,')t;l)/it:.'ir‘ Comet/ii, Siietszi‘ should he a deliol‘t for all those of Plato-creation heliels. An evening of (:oii‘edx. that plans to get a‘.'.'a\. from the JUDIIOO hype ‘.'-.’ltll a night of seditious iniit'n'. (Conipeied hi. the net‘. funny Frankie Boyle, the lineup ineltides Vladiii‘ii‘ Me'lax'isli. .Jane Mamai. and

Nigel Buckland.

the show has Etll'(?£l(l\, attia<:ted tabloid disdain ‘ion‘ filial delightful t)l()I-{}Z“ti‘.’ et’ Royalist \alties the Edi thing/i [re/ling; News. and Mt: lt'l‘.'li§l‘. takes up the defence. ‘I think the whole thing is pretti. entertaining aettialltf he says. ‘l ‘.t?."\. tinie anything; like this happens \()tl get this knee ierk reaction ‘iori‘ these {inn niinoi‘ities. When the Queen Mother died there \.'.‘as all tl‘is stuff about people filing; past the coffin but. when you add tip the ll‘..’l‘.‘l)(}l of people who (lid that. it

still comes to the same an‘otint of people who \.'.'at::l‘. ri‘aio' tirelessmna

|i\.'e t>\'ei‘\, week. And don't think anyone would he tit: ll‘; aiii‘s ii there was ai‘ anti World Cup show in June oalled Sod lhe Woi'id (Itip'.~ the hats got a point and as he points out it's still going to he. fron‘ llll‘.‘ anxxzax, the ‘iioiitial l‘."X of

topittal ()l)f;(?l".'£tll()llf§ and ptierile toilet litin‘otii'. Vite l a Hexoltifioi‘.

Tuesday 28


Caledonia McBrains BBC. .\l;tllt Reception. Queen Margaret Drixc. 305 0002. 7pm. Free. l.i\c recordings ol‘ this panel gainexhou l'eattiring team captains l-‘red .\lac.’\ula_\ and Karen Dunbar. (ille\t\ Tl‘Ultt the stage. \crcen. the \ptit'ttttg “odd and coined} circuit make tip the numbers.


The Stand Improv The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £4 ([3). Sunda) alternoon'x resident dtio Stti and Patil rustle tip their on n inoiithl} e\ening Slit)“. li\pect e\cr_\thing and aii_\thing Tl'ttllt the coined) couple knou n “W their oil the ClllT ahsurdit}. plus a ten special gtiextx l'roin the local circuit.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble's Bar. ~14a('on\titution Street. l.eith. .554 2(l24. 0.30pm. U to pla}. See Sun 20.

Wednesday 29


Pride Scotland Gala Benefit The Stand. 33.3 \Ytitidlttttth Road. “87” (till) 0055. 8.30pm. to t Hi. .\ hilarious coined) outing in aid ot' Pride Scotland. ('ainp \tar (‘raig llill introdticex .laiie Macka). .lill Peacock and a host ol' musical guests.


Auld Reekie’s Oxters The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. [—1 (£3). (llaxgtm lass Stixan Morrixon and guests e\p|ore the \\ horex and \ot‘c\ ol' historic lidinhurgh iii an exciting ol' llltL‘Ullt[tl‘ttllll\lllg htiinotii'.

l’aai Dal-aw

Thursday 30


Jongleurs Comedy Club .longletirx. t'(i(‘ Building. Renl'ren Street. 0870 78" 0707. ".30pm. Ur. liax} going L‘Ult\L‘l'\;ttlttll;tlt\l Roger Monkhotixc lllll'tttltlL‘L‘\ t'orincr llltl\lL‘ journalist .lo.lo Smith. (icordie japexter (ia\ in Webster and cheek} Northerner Mark Tltll'\l.

The Stand The Stand. 333 \Yoodlandx Road. 08"0 000 (i055. 8.30pm. L5 iL‘3i. She “00 o\ er the hearts and lttlltzl\ ol' l‘riiige-goerx \\ ith .X'lioii .tiit/ 'It’// and ltou .ltilia Morrix ix hack to share more tin— lad} like stories. .\ \tarning: this motorinotith .-\tl\ll';tll;tlt ix capahle ol rendering the hardiext ol~ attdicnctw incontinent. Support \‘tllllL‘S lroin .lane Macka). \igel Btickland and compete l’i'ankte Bo} Ie. See leatttre l'or .ltilia Morrix.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 72"2. ‘lpiii. £5 iL'3 l. ()t'llieat

\\ lllllt\lc;ll ohxenationx li'oin ('anada'x ('raig (‘ainphell Tedd}. Ben Dare} and hoxt Donna Krachan join in the toinl'ooler}.

Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l‘in Mac(‘ool\. lot l.othian Road. 022 710‘). ()pin. [2. (‘oined_\ hea\ } \xeightx l)a\e Williams and Bill Deuai' lead the laughter charge \\ ith ahlc hacking lroin (‘ltl‘l\ lil‘ttttltlileld.

Big Word Performance Poetry (iilded Saloon. 233 ('tmgate. :20 055”. ‘) llpiii. H l [3), More inii'thltil \\ord\inither_\ c‘tttll'tt‘\} ol' l'lspeth Mtii'ra). Highland \tor)tel|er Paraig MacNeil. Michael Mc( iill. coinic actor Sand} \elxon and coiiipei'cx .\nita (iman aittl .lcin Rolls.